Disney is about to open a brand new theme park in Shanghai, China. The Shanghai Disney Resort will have six themed lands and attractions that you won’t find at any other Disney parks.
We are building something truly special here in Shanghai that not only showcases the best of Disney’s storytelling but also celebrates and incorporates China’s incredibly rich heritage to create a one-of-a-kind destination that will delight and entertain the people of China for generations to come, said Disney CEO Bob Iger after unveiling a scale model of the new theme park. We are taking everything we’ve learned from our six decades of exceeding expectations “ along with our relentless innovation and famous creativity to create a truly magical place that is both authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese.
The new Disneyland will include Adventure Isle, Gardens of Imagination, Mickey Adventure, Tomorrowland, Treasure Cove and Fantasyland, as well as its own Enchanted Storybook Castle. The resort will also include two hotels–Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel–as well as Disneytown, an entertainment district full of shopping and dining. Disneytown will feature the very first Mandarin production of The Lion King at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre. In the centre of the resort, visitors will find the Wishing Star Park, a garden area with a walking path and lake.
The Enchanted Storybook Castle will certainly be a sight to see, as it will be the tallest and most interactive of its kind. It is also the first Disney castle that will represent all the Disney princesses. The park will also include the Garden of the Twelve Friends, which reimagines animals of the Chinese zodiac as DisneyPixar characters. And, the Treasure Cove will be the first pirate-themed land at any Disney Park, and it will feature a stunt show starring Captain Jack Sparrow himself.
Shanghai Disney Resort will celebrate its grand opening in Spring 2016.